subalpine

[suhb-al-pahyn, -pin]
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adjective

pertaining to the regions at the foot of the Alps.
Botany. growing on mountains below the limit of tree growth, and above the foothill, or montane, zone.

Nearby words

  1. subadar,
  2. subaerial,
  3. subagent,
  4. subah,
  5. subalimentation,
  6. subaltern,
  7. subalternate,
  8. subantarctic,
  9. subaortic stenosis,
  10. subapical

Origin of subalpine

First recorded in 1650–60; sub- + alpine

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British Dictionary definitions for subalpine

subalpine

adjective

situated in or relating to the regions at the foot of mountains
(of plants) growing below the treeline in mountainous regions
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